DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Tourism is a growing enterprise in Montgomery County.
The Dayton/Montgomery County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau says sales connected directly to tourism increased 1.2 percent for 2013. That is sales of $1.7 billion.
Transportation, recreation, retail, lodging, food and beverage sales make up tourism sales figures.
“Conventions, travel and tourism are important economic development engines for our community. They bring people and dollars into our community and they also help shape and improve the quality of our lives locally and play an important role in positively shaping our climate for business,” said Jacquelyn Y. Powell, President & CEO of the Dayton/Montgomery County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
According to study organized by the Ohio Department of Development’s TourismOhio office, Montgomery County’s tourism industry contributed more than $219.3 million in local taxes and generated $445.3 million in wages.
The study was conducted by Longwoods International and Tourism Economics.